Area: 24.2 sq miles (62.68 km²)
Population: 17,408 (2000)
17 miles (27 km) southwest of downtown Boston
Commuter rail service from Boston's South Station is provided by the MBTA with a stop in Sharon on its Providence/Stoughton Line. There are no public bus or subway lines in Sharon.
Sharon has a large number of scenic trails due to the high percentage of conservation land within the town's borders. Trails found in Sharon include the Massapoag Trail, the Warner Trail, the Bay Circuit Trail (otherwise known as the Beaver Brook Trail), and the King Philip's Rock Trail. The well-known 1973 film "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" starring Robert Mitchum includes a scene filmed in Sharon.
Frank Salemme, Italian/Irish mobster and former boss of Patriarca crime family.
Tully Banta-Cain, NFL player.
Charles Q. Tirrell, congressman.